Lieutenant Colonel Phineas Bromley has
returned home to Quence Park at the urgent request of his
sister, Beth. Phin has been a soldier for the past ten years.
Some things have changed during his absence, and some have
not. His brother William still scorns him but his childhood
friend Alyse Donnelly has changed quite a bit. She is now a
beautiful and desirable woman. Alyse lives with her Aunt
Ernesta and her cousin Richard who treat her poorly. Both Phin
and Alyse have secrets they are not willing to share and yet,
Phin begins to court Alyse anyway.
Not long after he arrived home, Phin
realized that someone is out to get his family. Itís not bad
luck like everyone thinks, but whom, and why? Phin decides to
pose as an infamous highwayman to try and find out whatís
going on. Will he help solve the mystery, or make matters
worse for them all though?
Before The Scandalís fast
paced plot has friends who become lovers and villains running
amok. Phin is an honorable man trying to outlive his
rebellious past. Alyse is sweet and kind and in need of a
hero. Their love affair is very romantic. I recommend reading
the previous book in this series, After The Kiss first.
Before The Scandal is a fun, exciting, and